COVID-19 wastewater surveillance shows San Diego’s case surge is slowing

COVID-19 wastewater data now shows that the record spread of the virus in San Diego is beginning to fall.  ”We’re coming off the surge for sure,” said UC San Diego Professor Rob Knight. “However, it’s possible that cases will continue to rise or maybe peak around now.”  Using wastewater data researchers predicted the record spike in cases ahead of the holidays. Knight said although we appear to be off the current peak, the amount of COVID-19 found in wastewater is about 10 times worse than in mid-December when they warned of record surges.